In my fridge, on my table, in piles begging attention.
In my head not written down, but lurking on my agenda too …
I’ll clean up some leftovers, but I’m pretty certain I’ll be spending much more time on new things.
I’ve many times gotten down on myself for that.
I’ve acknowledged that I start a lot of things that I don’t finish, as if it was a character flaw because I didn’t see them through to the end.
I changed my view.
Everybody has inevitable(s) on their list – which must be done. From mundane taking out trash, filing tax returns, cleaning out closets and junk drawers – I’m not talking about those.
My strategy: doing a little bit each day on those things which must be done, has proven far less useful recently for several reasons – being busy is one of them.
But not the primary reason/excuse.
I’ve been doing so many things I want to do.
Ditching things I don’t want to do.
Not to point of neglecting responsibilities.
But I recognize this is driven more by my non-conscious than any other reason.
Things I’ve not done, I’ve left not done.
Things I’ve done, I’ve paid more and better attention to than anything in ages – planning to stay incredibly interested in moving those forward as long as my interest AND energy for them remain high.
I start lots of things.
Many fall by the wayside.
Many that didn’t SHOULD HAVE fallen by the wayside much sooner …
Many more new things.
That creates leftovers.
That is OK.
P.S.: further to you yesterday’s column – the Supreme Court of Canada made a unanimous decision to allow physician assisted suicide under specific criteria – goes into effect in a year unless parliament passes an enabling law sooner; slippery-slope worrier/pundits are now coming out of the woodwork, as one might expect, to lobby for/against Canada adopting a European model, while I think Oregon has it far more right… tic toc …
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: -14C/7F, fresh and bright blue sky day shaping up – Gusta wanted to greet some pedestrians more than they wanted in return, so we navigated …. and navigated away.
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